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#10821 Mike K.

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 10:09 AM

🚔 Saanich Police issue update on deceased senior discovered in Rutledge Park - death not considered suspicious 🚔

Members of the Saanich Police Detective Division and the BC Coroners Service continue to investigate the death of a female who was found in Rutledge Park on January 28th, 2019.

Her identity has now been confirmed and her family notified of her death. She was a 62 year old resident of Saanich but did not live in close proximity to the park. The reason for her presence in the park is still under investigation, as is her cause of death, however it is not considered to be suspicious.

The BC Coroners Service is now conducting its fact-finding investigation to determine how she died, where, when and by what means. For privacy reasons, neither agency will be releasing nor confirming her identity.

Our condolences go out to her family and friends, and we thank those members of our community who stepped in to try and help this lady, and those who provided valuable information to aide our investigation.

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#10822 Mike K.

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 11:09 AM

A victim is en-route to hospital following a stabbing in Otter Point, near the northern Sooke border with that community. Police have a suspect surrounded in a residence.

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#10823 Nparker

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 11:24 AM

I guess no one will visit Otter Point now either.



#10824 Matt R.

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 12:05 PM

If they do, they otter be careful!

Not in Victoria, but you can almost see it from there, a massive houseboat that beached itself for repairs in ganges harbour a number of months back, and has caused all sorts of drama for the island as of late, caught fire last night and nearly burned to the ground. Not much left but the massive concrete pontoons that are it’s base.

More drama to come, I am sure.

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#10825 Mike K.

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 02:47 PM

Can't the good Saltspring Islanders just tow it to Mayne Island?


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#10826 Matt R.

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 11:55 PM

It beached during the last king tide, and weighs in at between 80-90 tonnes. Heavy cement boat on sand. People had been digging and pulling for the last week or so trying to get it to move. Problem is, it was damaged so has the right to be beached while repairs were underway.

Other problem is, mother of the skipper is crazy and was causing all sorts of grief, and no authority wanted anything to do with it, so a neighbouring business was taking it on themselves to have the boat repaired and moved... it was still smoking this morning!

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 05:50 AM

It beached during the last king tide, and weighs in at between 80-90 tonnes. Heavy cement boat on sand. People had been digging and pulling for the last week or so trying to get it to move. Problem is, it was damaged so has the right to be beached while repairs were underway.

Other problem is, mother of the skipper is crazy and was causing all sorts of grief, and no authority wanted anything to do with it, so a neighbouring business was taking it on themselves to have the boat repaired and moved... it was still smoking this morning!

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Makes you wonder if the fire was “accidental” or not..

#10828 Matt R.

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 02:51 PM

Oh, that’s certainly a comment people have made. There are videos of the fire starting, things are calm and then suddenly an explosion and huge fire.

Comments were made publicly on a few Facebook pages about the “old boys” fixing the problem and even people suggesting that burning it would solve the issue. Obviously it wouldn’t, as the hull is concrete so now it’s just a burned out shell of a 80 tonne houseboat.

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#10829 Mike K.

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 03:32 PM

GVERT, Community Services Division Arrest Barricaded Man Without Injury

 

Victoria, BC – Officers from the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team (GVERT) and our Community Services Division took a man, wanted on a warrant for his arrest, into custody this morning after he barricaded himself inside a residence.

 

The man was arrested at a suite in a multi-unit residential building in the 300-block of Burnside Road just after 9:30 this morning. The man is barred from residing at the property by court-ordered conditions stemming from an assault conviction. Patrol officers originally contacted him earlier this week when he breached his court-ordered conditions. Patrol officers negotiated with the man to give himself up peaceably over the last several days, speaking with him on multiple occasions. When the man ultimately refused, Community Services Division officers took on the file and continued to work to arrest him on his warrant for violating his court-ordered conditions.

 

The man continued to refuse to give himself up and barricaded himself in the suite. Crisis negotiators and additional members of the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team were called in to assist and worked for a number of hours to take the man into custody. When the man again refused, officers warned him that CS gas would be used to extract him from the suite. The man continued to refuse to surrender himself. GVERT officers then deployed CS gas, which prompted the man to give himself up to police officers. He was taken into custody without further incident and transported back to cells in the GVERT Rescue Vehicle for decontamination.

 

The man is being held for court for four offences relating to multiple breaches of court-ordered conditions. Community Services Division officers are also working to ensure that the man is connected to supportive resources.


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#10830 North Shore

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 04:28 PM

Oh, that’s certainly a comment people have made. There are videos of the fire starting, things are calm and then suddenly an explosion and huge fire.
Comments were made publicly on a few Facebook pages about the “old boys” fixing the problem and even people suggesting that burning it would solve the issue. Obviously it wouldn’t, as the hull is concrete so now it’s just a burned out shell of a 80 tonne houseboat.
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#10831 sdwright.vic

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 06:39 PM

Oh, that’s certainly a comment people have made. There are videos of the fire starting, things are calm and then suddenly an explosion and huge fire.

Comments were made publicly on a few Facebook pages about the “old boys” fixing the problem and even people suggesting that burning it would solve the issue. Obviously it wouldn’t, as the hull is concrete so now it’s just a burned out shell of a 80 tonne houseboat.

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Funny this was on the news tonight.... Check again trolling VV for news?
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#10832 Matt R.

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 07:43 PM

I saw a piece on Global.

Funny. The owner says she is homeless now, but she didn’t live on the boat. Her son did.

https://globalnews.c.../embed/4917856/

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#10833 todd

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 11:43 AM

Funny this was on the news tonight.... Check again trolling VV for news?


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#10834 Mike K.

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Posted 06 February 2019 - 08:43 AM

Oak Bay Police are warning local residents to be on the look-out for thieves using bicycles as their mode of transport.

 

The force sent out a public release today describing a break-in that occurred yesterday evening at 6PM that was at the hands of a perpetrator (or perpetrators) who "biked up" to a home on Dorset Road and ransacked it in search of items to steal.

 

Oak Bay Police also say that "criminals frequently bike [through] Oak Bay checking car doors."


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#10835 Mike K.

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Posted 06 February 2019 - 08:45 AM

VW, I hid your comment. That was no appropriate for this forum.


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#10836 Nparker

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Posted 06 February 2019 - 09:24 AM

Oak Bay Police are warning local residents to be on the look-out for thieves using bicycles as their mode of transport...

You gotta respect active mode criminals. I am pleased that as a taxpayer I am supplying infrastructure to make their lives easier.



#10837 shoeflack

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Posted 06 February 2019 - 09:46 AM

You gotta respect active mode criminals. I am pleased that as a taxpayer I am supplying infrastructure to make their lives easier.

 

We should probably stop paying for roads and sidewalks as well. Hate to see us subsidizing those who drive or walk away from a crime in addition to the cyclists.



#10838 Nparker

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Posted 06 February 2019 - 10:00 AM

We should probably stop paying for roads and sidewalks as well...

Based on the condition of many of the sidewalks and secondary roads in the CoV I was under the impression we had stopped paying for them.


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#10839 rmpeers

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Posted 06 February 2019 - 11:10 AM

You gotta respect active mode criminals. I am pleased that as a taxpayer I am supplying infrastructure to make their lives easier.


Can we add express getaway bike lanes to better accommodate them?

#10840 DustMagnet

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Posted 06 February 2019 - 11:30 AM

Based on the condition of many of the sidewalks and secondary roads in the CoV I was under the impression we had stopped paying for them.

 

So you're saying that's the real crime?  ;)



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